The word “sufficient” is a word we know, but we don’t use it very often. The dictionary gives us this definition: “adequate for the purpose; enough.” Enough, that’s a word that’s more common. I’ve had enough. I’m full! Or how about this: Do you have enough gas in the tank? A much more familiar word.

We can understand sufficient in that way in 2 Corinthians 12:9.  But he said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” We would rather not be weak, I know I would. But the promise is not necessarily to remove the weakness but to give grace. He perfects his power in our weakness, so weakness is actually a better place to be, for he can bring his power into full operation in our lives only when we are weak.

Paul understood the math. He knew what brought the highest sum. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me… For when I am weak, then I am strong. Trust God’s math today. His grace is enough.


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